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indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution: A silent epidemic

While most of us will not be able to see signs of pollution inside our homes, the air quality of indoor spaces is becoming worse as cars, power plants and construction projects continue to wreak their polluting havoc on UK cities
Ageing

The role of research in Canada for the future of ageing

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future
infectious diseases

The World Health Organization: Tackling infectious diseases in Africa

Open Access Government explores the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in tackling infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB)
diabetes

Diabetes: A paradigm case for rewarding innovation in value-based healthcare

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Science & Innovation at Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH explains the important role of innovation when it comes to healthy living and active ageing, including his thoughts on the diabetes paradigm
tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: The effects on your heart

Many people don’t realise the harm that tobacco use does to the heart, a leading cardiologist has warned
ebola virus disease

UK helps in the fight against Ebola virus disease

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team is being deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help control the outbreak of Ebola virus disease
universal health coverage

Universal health coverage in Africa and the public good

Associate Professor at University of Oslo, Dr Ruth J. Prince provides an overview of universal health coverage (UHC) and why this is important in Africa when it comes to the state, citizenship, healthcare and welfare
universal health

Universal health coverage (UHC)

The World Health Organization’s universal health coverage (UHC) initiative, plus the expansion of health insurance in Africa are explored here by Open Access Government
work-life balance

Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers
Malaria Report

For malaria progress: The bottom line IS the bottom line

David H Peyton. Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University explores the progress being made on malaria in the world today The annual report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) that tracks malaria world-wide came out at the end of November 2017 and it was not reassuring to...
Malaria elimination

Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
cancer care

The challenge of sustainability in cancer care

All.Can shares their profound insights into the challenges concerning the need to improve the efficiency of cancer care, focusing on better outcomes for patients Healthcare budgets are under increasing pressure. We face an urgent question about how we can sustain high-quality healthcare. All.Can is an international multi-stakeholder initiative set up...
antibiotic

The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
sustainable health

WHO works towards achieving sustainable health in Europe

The World Health Organisation is working towards equitable and sustainable health in Europe, as Open Access Government finds out Better, more equitable and sustainable health for Europe defines the primary aim that The World Health Organisation in the European Region (WHO/Europe) is working towards and striving to achieve. Responsible for public...
cardiology

Cardiology: Prevention is better than cure

Joep Perk from the European Society of Cardiology talks about methods of preventing cardiovascular diseases and research into cures
reduce cholera deaths

Health officials pledge to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

Health Officials from across the globe are set to meet in France and pledge to dramatically reduce cholera deaths by 2030
packaging

Challenging the conventional packaging methods and materials

Angela Morris, CEO, The Wool Packaging Company Ltd talks about challenging pharmaceutical cold chain packaging convention.
public health

Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally

World Health Day: Shining a light on postpartum depression

Around 10-15 per cent of women suffer postpartum depression after giving birth. This year’s World Health Day will highlight this important issue
blood test European action on HIV and viral hepatitis

Towards the 2030 health goals: European action on HIV and viral hepatitis

European action on HIV and viral hepatitis is at a necessary turning point to meet 2030 SDGs, writes Dr Masoud Dara of the WHO Regional Office for Europe 2030 is a milestone year for world leaders, and for all of us, as our action to end the AIDS and hepatitis...

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